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Private home in Sonoma that allows weddings?

Posted in Sonoma, CA, USA
Emptyprofileicon Jill Simon Sonoma, CA, USA

Hi there,

Since the County of Sonoma has all but banished weddings from private homes, my dream of renting and estate or villa and having our wedding over the weekend seems unattainable. If an owner of a vacation rental property is caught having a public event, they risk losing their ability to rent their property.

Does anyone know of an owner who is willing to take this risk? or a property owner who has a "public use" license?

We are expecting about 125 guests in total, and I would spend anything for the right home.

Thanks so much,


4 Replies

46349 Beth and Blake Cleveland Sonoma, CA, USA

Hi Jill.

I was recently married in Sonoma at a private estate with a beautiful vineyard and charming barn that I would highly recommend. It's called Atwood Ranch, and you can visit their website to learn more at It was an amazing venue that our guests still talk about.

Another venue in Sonoma that is also a great spot is Kunde Estate's Boot Hill. You can have the ceremony in an VERY old church ( and the reception on Boot Hill ( Best of luck!!



Emptyprofileicon Jill Simon Sonoma, CA, USA


You are a doll. Thanks.

I am going to ping you on gmail.

Many thanks,



Emptyprofileicon Lili Goodman Freitas Sonoma, CA, USA

Hi Jill

Moon Mountain has a wonderful big Yellow house and grand views. Also, Lavender Hill in Santa Rosa and Sobra Vista in Sonoma. Hope this helps.

Best - Lili Freitas Weddings of Heart


100409 Ann Brooner Sonoma, CA, USA

I am a Wedding / Event Planner and work with a great caterer who has exclusive use of a few private homes that would amaze you! Send me an email and I'd be happy to fill you in.



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